Account Executive

Job description

 We are currently looking for an account executive to join our busy client services team. The successful candidate will have exceptional problem-solving, project management and diplomacy skills. Strong face-to-face and written communication skills and a proven ability to develop enduring client relationships are also essential. The successful candidate should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, creative environment with occasional opportunities for travel. 

Key duties will include:

  • Proactively driving projects forward and seeing them through to completion in a timely manner 
  • Working closely with internal teams within Porterhouse to manage priorities and ensure that solutions are delivered to the highest standard 
  • Developing the ability to understand new therapy areas quickly and comprehensively, inspiring confidence with the account director 
  • Identifying opportunities for new business within existing accounts 
  • Building good working relationships with clients and healthcare professionals and attending meetings (in the UK and overseas) 
  • Working closely with an account director to understand the needs of the clients and healthcare professionals, and translate these into opportunities for developing high-quality solutions

Desired background and skills

We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a first-class medical communications agency delivering scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) and a strong academic record
  • At least 1 year’s experience in a client services role in a medical communications agency or similar environment
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills, and excellent attention to detail

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